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09 Aug 2018 description

Summary

More than 500 women and girls die in emergency settings every day due to complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth (UNFPA, 2018, p. 3). In 2017, an estimated 535 million children (nearly one in four of the world’s children) lived in countries affected by emergencies (UNICEF, 2017). This report provides examples of organisations working in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in emergency settings and some key technical resources.

25 Nov 2016 description

This paper seeks to provide an overview of the operational challenges and emerging good practices in negotiations on humanitarian access with non-state armed groups (NSAGs) during humanitarian responses in high-risk countries. It draws primarily on research conducted for Secure Access in Volatile Environments (SAVE), a three-year research programme (2013–2016) exploring the question of how to deliver a high-quality humanitarian response amid high levels of insecurity.

25 Nov 2016 description

In insecure environments, where humanitarian staff have limited opportunities for face-to-face interactions with communities, achieving accountability to affected populations is more complex and often requires a mix of approaches. Community feedback mechanisms can be a valuable tool to strengthen community engagement and to improve the quality of humanitarian programming.

25 Nov 2016 description

In contexts where humanitarian organisations and communities are exposed to violence and insecurity, there are significant challenges not only in ensuring access to assistance, but also in assessing its reach and effectiveness. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is critical for understanding the performance of aid, ensuring accountability to affected populations and donors, and allowing effective continuation of programmes amid insecurity.

16 Mar 2014 description

Joint media release

Minister for Foreign Affairs - The Hon Julie Bishop MP
UK Secretary of State for International Development - Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, have announced that Australia and the UK have signed a Partnership Arrangement to ramp up their joint international development efforts at ensuring more coordinated, effective and sustainable results.

14 Dec 2012 description

The United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates (UAE) today agreed a series of initiatives to cultivate cooperation between the two countries to tackle poverty in the developing world and respond to humanitarian crises.

07 Dec 2011 description

UK International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, has welcomed a historic agreement with countries including China on improving aid effectiveness.

Andrew Mitchell was in Beijing on Tuesday for discussions with the Chinese government, as part of ongoing work to cement a new development partnership between the two countries.

18 Jul 2010 description

The UK's aid effort in Afghanistan will be expanded by 40%, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced yesterday.

The UK Government will intensify and reinvigorate its civilian effort; increasing the pace of its work and the impact it has on the ground in achieving specific results, in a drive to accelerate progress towards a more stable Afghanistan.

Mr Mitchell outlined three key areas in which civilian work will be focussed:

- stabilising insecure areas;

- stimulating the economy; and

- improving the effectiveness of the Afghan government.

He said …

25 Feb 2010 description

The Governor of Helmand Province in Afghanistan, Gubal Mangal, today set out his vision for the long-term stabilisation and rebuilding of Nad Ali to capitalise on the gains made by Afghan and allied forces, just 12 days after Operation Moshtarak was launched to clear the Taliban from a major stronghold in the area.

These plans will include both immediate projects such as new 'cash-for-work' programmes, as well as longer term programmes, such as new schools and support for farmers to grow summer crops.

Civilian experts supported by DFID, the wider UK Government, and coalition …

05 Feb 2010 description

Women must share decision-making and equal rights in Afghanistan, according to leading activists helped by DFID and the FCO at last week's London Conference.

The women - from Afghan civil society and women's rights groups - said stability, security and economic growth must involve women at both local and national level.

DFID, with support from the FCO colleagues in Kabul and London, helped bring the group to London where they took part in a number of non-governmental events, including the Civil Society Conference on January 28.

Five Afghan women also attended a …

18 Jul 2007 description

Severe storms and a cyclone in south Asia have led to extensive flooding which has affected several million people across the region and led to over 600 lives being lost.

Reports put the death toll at more than 300 in India, 246 in Pakistan and 63 in Afghanistan. In Pakistan there are estimates that 150,000 have been made homeless and 1 million people affected in total. Relief operations are under way in all three countries and the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) has launched an appeal, with a UN flash appeal expected soon.

24 Oct 2005 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Background

- 7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), on 8 October with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated).

21 Oct 2005 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Background

- 7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), on 8 October with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated).

20 Oct 2005 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
Background

- 7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), on 8 October with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated).

19 Oct 2005 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
Background

- 7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), on 8 October with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated).

18 Oct 2005 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
Background

- 7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), on 8 October with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated).

17 Oct 2005 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
- 7.6 earthquake (depth 10 kilometres) hit at 08.50 Pakistan time (03.50 GMT), on 8 October with the epicentre in the Muzaffarabad area, 95km north-northeast of Islamabad (highly populated).

- Severe damage in six districts of Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) and five districts of Pakistan administered Kashmir. Towns in Indian administered Kashmir also affected (centred around Srinagar).